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Electrical Routing - Qualifying parts with associative ports

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Hi guys can anyone help with an electrical routing issue I’m having.

I am doing some electrical routing and am trying to make the addition of Insulated crimp rings (small rings you crimp to the end of a cable and then screw down to make the connection) into the harness assembly a little less time intensive. These crimp rings and installed at various angles (sometimes bent to 90degrees 30 degrees, flat...etc).  Regardless of the angle, the crimp rings are all the same.  So what I have been trying to do is create a deformable crimp ring for electrical harness purpose.

 

So far what I have managed to do is create a deformable crimp ring (this works fine), what I’m struggling with is the addition of the fixing ports. When I add the ports (during part qualification) into the peace part and make changes within the peace part it all works fine…e.g. when I change the deformation parameters the model updates as I would expect and the ports realign as I would expect.

 

However, when I insert the component into a harness using either the assembly add component or through electrical routing (think it’s called part add or issue) the deformation aspect works fine but the ports stay in their original positions.

When qualifying a part (creating the ports) I select associative objects (either part of the model or a point in a sketch), and the whole things works fine in the peace part. But when I add it to the harness the ports do not move.

Does anyone have any ideas or has anyone come across this and found a resolution? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Electrical Routing - Qualifying parts with associative ports

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Gears Esteemed Contributor

Assuming this is NX...

You probably want to post this in the NX Design forum

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
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